Horse Care - Feeding

EQUINE OBESITY – feeding and care of the obese horse

Equine obesity is a growing problem in the UK horse population and is often called the ‘silent torturer’, with overfeeding and lack of exercise being the main reasons for its increase.   Obesity is a considerable health risk and can…

FEEDING THE LAMINITIC HORSE OR PONY

Laminitis is an extremely painful condition of the equine hoof, which in its simplest sense is inflammation of the lamellae of the inner hoof wall. But laminitis isn’t a condition of the hoof as such, its more the result of…

FEEDING THE OLDER HORSE

Feeding the Older Horse - Keep him Healthy and happy in his golden years. Horses today are living longer and well into old age, thanks to advances in veterinary treatment and horse care. There is no exact threshold for when…

5 ESSENTIAL WINTER FEEDING TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY HORSE

Along with the noticeable drop in temperature, winter brings with it a loss of nutrients from grass and the need to replace what is missing through feed. Follow these five essential tips from Smart Horse Nutrition to keep your horse…

DO YOU FEED HAY OR HAYLAGE? - Understand the pros and cons of both

For many people the long winters and extended cold spells can bring with it an increase in hay and haylage costs. If you're wondering whether to swap from hay to haylage or maybe thinking of mixing the two, follow our…

WHY ELECTROLYTES ARE VITAL FOR HORSES DURING EXERCISE

Did you know that horses lose electrolytes on a daily basis?During exercise the main loss is via sweating and the harder and longer your horse works the more electrolytes he will lose… so feeding electrolytes according to your horses work…

KEEP YOUR HORSES GUT HEALTHY - HEALTHY TUMMY FROM DENGIE

DENGIEDevoted to feeding naturally At a recent seminar hosted by Dengie, leading veterinary expertProfessor Celia Marr from the world famous Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centrein Newmarket, gave an update on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).Recent research suggests that once…

CEREALS PROVIDE ENERGY BUT MUST BE FED WITH CAUTION

       Cereals provide energy but must be fed with caution!CEREALSCereals are high in starch and phosphorus and low in calcium; to ensure a balanced diet an additive may need to be fed. They provide energy for the horse;…
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